Hi to all,
Have you noticed strange inscribed images on Facebook recently, or perhaps on a billboard outside, or maybe sometimes in the news? Expressive in nature, a character or feeling; along with a bit of text; these bits of media are coined today as memes.
As Google states, a meme is:
- a humorous image, video, piece of text, etc. that is copied (often with slight variations) and spread rapidly by Internet users.
Here are two example internet memes with popular characters(Good Guy Greg and Dawson Crying):
These are usually created from a meme generator webpage, such as is found at http://memegenerator.net and our own at http://meme.media/create-a-meme, though any image/character/expression can be used.
Some facts about memes:
- Some popular memes today date back to the 90's, one being Rick Rolling
- The word meme originated from Richard Dawkins, in his book The Selfish Gene, in 1976.
- Memes aren't always images or videos. Sometimes they are just phrases, such as "all your base are belong to us"(originating from icanhazcheeseburger) and "You mad bro?"
Statstool shows the more popular meme-based site, 9gag.com, continuously rising with users
ABOUT MEME MEDIA
What is Meme Media? I'm glad you asked.
Meme Media is a minimalistic social platform for creating and sharing memes. This includes hierarchical comments, rated posts, and other important features for a fun and meaningful environment.
Other features include:
- Meme template submissions(for create-a-meme page)
- Artistry recognition, as well as anti-reposting
- Optional user profile information
- Dirty-word filter, and safe-mode
- Social share
Many of the above features have already been implemented. Check it out yourself!
Why not Reddit or 9gag?
Though many memes originate from Reddit, it by far is not dedicated to memes, and the site's interface does not provide a suitable way to quickly scroll through memes. Meme media is more related to the 9gag interface.
Then, why not 9gag?
9gag's community has evolved, but they haven't. Hundreds of memes in the "Fresh section" go by nearly un-noticed, no matter how "good" or funny they are. But yet, very not funny posts instantaneously appear in the "Trending section", without even a single comment. Many theorize that this can only be the result of careless admin control. On a darker note, many of those posts come from other sources, such as Reddit, and then branded with the infamous 9gag.com watermark. In the end, 9gag is described by many onlookers, and users, as a repost machine.
Meme.media is dedicated to a clean and original environment, a community driven base for everything meme-related.
With your support, we can continue forward with the following important steps:
- Web server and CDN finances
- Additional features, honing, and bug-testing
- Design upgrade